JANAKPURDHAM, Jan 18: The Madhes provincial government has declared a public holiday in the province on Tuesday to celebrate the naming of the province and determination of its permanent capital.

Province 2 named as Madhesh

January 17, 2022 17:54 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Province 2 has been officially named Madhesh, as per the results of a poll held at the secretariat office of the provincial assembly.

JANAKPUR, Jan 17: Janakpur has been selected as the capital of Province 2. Polls were held for the selection of the province’s capital on Monday. Among the 99 lawmakers present in the provincial assembly meeting today, 78 voted in favor of Janakpur, making it the capital of the province.

JANAKPURDHAM, Jan 17: Province 2 is in the process of being converted from a number to letters. In a meeting held on Sunday, the members of the provincial assembly seemed to be unanimous on the issue of a permanent capital of the province, but they were divided on its name.

JANAKPUR, Jan 16: A special committee formed earlier to carry out a study on deciding the name and capital of Province 2 is scheduled to table its report at a meeting of the provincial assembly of the province taking place today at 11 am.

JANAKPUR, Jan 14: The Province 2 government has endorsed the Mahendra Narayan Nidhi Poor Housing Project Implementation Work Procedure and Dalit Empowerment Regulations.

JANAKPUR, Jan 8: Chief Minister of Province No 2 Lal Babu Raut has said that the provincial government is preparing to provide a monthly allowance to cancer patients.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Minister of State for Internal Affairs and Communications of Province 2, Rubi Kumari Karna met with an accident at Bishnupur village of Saptari district on Wednesday evening. According to Minister Karna, the accident took place when the car (Ja 1 Jha 406) she was traveling in lost its control on the road at Bishnupur-7 Nahar Chowk.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Birendra Prasad Singh and Chandra Shekhar Yadav have been elected the Vice-presidents of Nepali Congress (NC) Province 2. In the results announced this morning, Singh and Yadav won with 1,019 and 895 votes, respectively.

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: Krishna Yadav has been elected as President of Nepali Congress Province 2. According to the counting of votes for the post of president held this morning, he got 996 votes and was elected as the provincial president. His rival Ram Saroj Yadav polled 855 votes, according to the Election Committee. Thirty votes were invalidated.

JANAKPURDHAM, Dec 19: The coronavirus infection rate which was stable until recently has started increasing again in Province 2. It had decreased by the second week of this month until it started going up again, according to the Public Health Directorate, which has urged people to take precaution.

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: The Health Care Act of Province 2 has been certified. The Act was certified by the chief of Province 2, Hari Shankar Mishra on Friday. The Act includes provisions for formation of a provincial health committee to make the health service of the province effective and to include the issues of public health in the policy and program of the provincial government.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Province Minister for Urban Development, Dilli Bahadur Chaudhary, and State Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Arjun Shrestha have been elected as representatives for the general convention.

DHANUSHA, Nov 21: The Council of Ministers in Province 2 has been expanded with the participation of the CPN (Unified Socialist) in the government. Two ministers from the Madhav Kumar Nepal-led party have been inducted in the government and have assumed office from today after taking the oath of office and secrecy.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Minister for Industry, Tourism and Forests of Province 2 Ram Naresh Raya has been relieved from his post on Tuesday.

DHANUSHA, Nov 10: Chief of Province 2, Hari Shankar Mishra has issued two ordinances.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: The CPN (Maoist Center) has appointed district coordinators of the party in eight districts of Province 2.

JANAKPURDHAM, Oct 26: The provincial government of Province 2 has decided to provide Rs 500,000 to acid victim Muskan Khatun of Parsa District for further treatment.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Chief Minister of Province 2 Lal Babu Raut has received a vote of confidence in the Provincial Assembly. A total of 77 lawmakers voted in favor of Raut, while 23 voted against. One hundred Provincial Assembly members were present at the Provincial Assembly session on Wednesday.

DHANUSHA, Oct 6: Chief Minister of Province 2 Lal Babu Raut is scheduled to take a vote of confidence today. A Provincial Assembly session has been called today for CM Raut to take a vote of confidence.

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse and Authority (CIAA) regional office in Bardibas raided the office of Chief Minister in Province 2 on Wednesday afternoon.

DHANUSHA, Sept 12: The government of Province 2 has published the Economic Survey 2020/21, a first of its kind in the Province. According to the economic survey published by the government, the economic growth rate of the Province is 3.5 percent.

JANAKPURDHAM, Sept 7: Over a dozen physicians from Dhangadi have entered the Upendra Yadav-led Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP).

JSP getting stronger in Province 2

September 5, 2021 12:06 pm

JANAKPURDHAM, September 5: The deadline issued by the Election Commission to the people’s representatives at the local level to shift their support toward the newly-formed parties is coming to an end.

KATHMANDU, August 21: Province 2 has the lowest availability of banking service per person with only nine banking outlets available for every 100,000 people in the province.

KATHMANDU, August 17: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has appointed Hari Shankar Mishra as the chief of Province 2 on the recommendation of the government after dismissing Rajesh Jha, who was appointed to the post by the erstwhile KP Oli government.

KATHMANDU, June 15: Province 2 has allocated expenditure of Rs 33.79 billion for the next fiscal year, giving high priority to women education and health care.

JANAKPURDHAM, June 12: Province 2 Governor Rajesh Jha has expressed his dissatisfaction with Chief Minister (CM) Lal Babu Raut, reminding the latter that the new cabinet of the province fails to meet the principle of proportionate inclusion.

DHANUSHA, June 10: Chief Minister of Province-2 Lalbabu Raut has expanded his cabinet. He inducted three province assembly members of the Nepali Congress (NC) to the cabinet on Wednesday evening.

KATHMANDU, June 7: The first meeting of the sixth convention of the Provincial Assembly of Province 2 is scheduled to be held today.

DHANUSHA, June 7: Four Ministers of the Province-2 Government have been relieved of their ministerial portfolios. The expelled ministers include Minister for Physical Infrastructure Development Jeetendra Sonal, Minister of State for Social Development Abhiram Sharma, Minister of State for Physical Infrastructure Development Dimple Jha and Minister of State for Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Suresh Mandal.

DHANUSHA, May 17: Chief Minister of Province No 2, Lal Bahadur Raut has appealed to the UN Agencies for their support in the prevention and control of Covid-19 pandemic. He also sought their help for the treatment of those infected with COVID-19 in the province.

KATHMANDU, March 19: A contract agreement has been signed to improve the electricity transmission and distribution system of eight districts in Province 2. The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) and Tata Project Limited on Wednesday signed a contract worth around Rs 4 billion for the implementation of Province 2 Rural Electrification Project.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The construction of Nepal’s largest solar power plant with A.C. capacity of 10 MW, developed in Dhalkebar district in Province 2, has been completed in a record duration of seven months despite the Covid 19 lockdown.

‘Caretaker government does not have the right to sack or appoint new government officials’

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: The immediate past Governor of Province 2, Tilak Pariyar termed the recent activities of the incumbent government as a series of assaults on the spirit of federalism hours after he was sacked from the position of Province 2 governor.

Rajesh Jha is new governor of Province 2

February 19, 2021 16:35 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Friday appointed Rajesh Jha from Rautahat district as the Province 2 governor.

President sacks Province 2 Governor

February 19, 2021 15:25 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Friday dismissed the Governor of Province 2, Tilak Pariyar.

LAHAN, Dec 4: The Facebook pages of the Chief Minister (CM) of Province 2 Lalbabu Raut were hacked on Friday morning.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: As a fresh instance of confrontation between the federal and provincial government, Province 2 Government on Thursday knocked the doors of the apex court, citing interference by the federal government on the matters under its jurisdiction.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: The COVID-19 recovery tally of Province 2 has surpassed 12,000-mark.

LAHAN, Sept 1: Four individuals including a four years old girl died of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Province 2 on Monday, according to the Ministry of Social Development of the Province.

LAHAN, Aug 24: As the Province 2 sees a sudden spike in the cases of novel coronavirus diseases (COVID-19), as many as 126 police personnel in the Province have contracted the virus so far.

LAHAN, Aug 23:  Province 2 recorded 312 new cases of novel coronavirus on Sunday, taking the provincial tally to 8,832, the highest among the seven provinces.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: As COVID-19 cases are increasing at an alarming rate in Province 2, the government has sent high-level health workers to fight the outbreak in the province.

LAHAN, June 8: Province 2 reported 181 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. With this, Province 2 has 1,330 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

LAHAN, May 26: Five new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed in Siraha district on Monday evening.

JANAKPUR, April 10: Province 2 government has decided to provide relief amount of Rs 5 million to the victim families of those losing lives in course of fulfilling their duties during the fight against COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, March 29: Province 2 government has decided to provide food rations to the poor people and daily wage workers who need immediate help throughout the lockdown period.

KATHMANDU, March 28: China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFAP) Nepal Office on Saturday provided hand wash materials to locals of MithilaBihari Municipality in Dhanusha district of Province 2.